THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE EYCH 2018 "OUR HERITAGE: WHERE THE PAST MEETS THE FUTURE"
The European Union has declared 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage. It will celebrate both: our common cultural roots and the cultural diversity of the continent, and both come together in the European industrial heritage, the specific cultural legacy of a Europe of regions.
ERIH ACTIVITIES CELEBRATING EYCH 2018
From its very beginning, industrialisation has crossed borders - it was never a purely national phenomenon. But most visitors are still unaware of this. The brochure "European Industrial Heritge: The International Story" aims to encourage ERIH sites to present the European dimension of industrialisation to their visitors. Like the ERIH theme routes, the brochure outlines the history of the various industrial sectors, thus creating an exciting European narrative. Of course this is not intended to be exhaustive. Rather, it seeks to encourage its readers to focus particularly on the transnational aspects of European industrial heritage and provide ideas for including the international story in the sites’ presentations.
DANCE EVENT "WORK IT OUT!"
May 1st is celebrated internationally as Labour Day. ERIH is planning a special event to be held on Labour Day 2018 which will unite ERIH-sites all over Europe with a spectacular fun event for kids and teens. Children and young people are the future of industrial culture. On May 1st 2018 they will bring their vitality and ‘joie de vivre’ to ERIH-sites in many countries with an exciting, simultaneous music and dance performance. Photos and videos from the sites will be posted on social media, instantly sharing and publicising the performances across Europe. The result will be the creation of a unique, lively, and unforgettable kaleidoscope of European industrial culture.
More information coming soon ...